England Rugby needs your voice!

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 8:22am

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. Coming for to carry me home.”

There’s no better sound than the English rugby anthem reverberating around a packed Twickenham.

And now you can record your own rendition of the English rugby classic and be in with a chance of featuring on the official England Rugby single for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Lending a voice to support England is the only criteria to take part, you don’t need to know the difference between a flanker and a fly half to join the nation’s choir and get behind the team.

To join the Every Voice Counts campaign, visit the England Rugby Facebook page or submit your entry through Instagram using #carrythemhome.

“The boost supporters give players cannot be underestimated and they really are a 16th man for us,” said England Rugby Head Coach Stuart Lancaster.

“2015 will be a huge year for England Rugby and we want the whole nation to feel part of it.

“Whether you’re a rugby club, a school, a group of supporters watching a game or an aspiring singer, we want everyone to help us in 2015.

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot has always been the crowd’s song and we think it’s only right that every England supporter gets the chance to sing it to help carry the team home in 2015. 

“When the team knows that the whole nation is behind them it really makes the difference.”

Former England International Rob Andrew added: “I was privileged to have been playing in the Five Nations game against Ireland in 1988 when the fans first burst into song with Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

“Little did we know at the time that we were witness to what would be and still is today, an important song that is unique to England Rugby. As a former player, I can say without question that the song has the power to instil a sense of hope and drive England teams forward when it’s sung by the fans.

“It’s incredible to see how it’s grown year on year and the positive impact it can and does have on England teams.”

To upload your entries, visit the England Rugby Facebook page.

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